Knock and it shall be opened

Knock and it shall be opened

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Knock and it shall be opened]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 “Knock and it shall be opened”
Hark! tis the Master’s voice
Giving this gracious promise,
Bidding the heart rejoice.
“Knock and it shall be opened”
Oh, will you knock today?
Why should you still be exiled?
Why need you turn away?

“Knock and it shall be opened;
Seek and ye shall find;
Knock and it shall be opened,
Seek and ye shall find.”

2 Knock while the daylight lingers;
Knock ere the night-dews fall;
Hasten your timid footsteps,
Hark to your Master’s call.
Question no more, but quickly
Knock, for He waiting stands
Over against the gateway,
Life in His outstretched hands. [Refrain]

3 “Knock and it shall be opened!”
While it is called today
Yield to the Spirit’s pleading,
Enter the narrow way.
Turn from the paths of darkness;
Now is the time to choose!
“Knock and it shall be opened”—
Can you such grace refuse? [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #127

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Knock and it shall be opened
Author: Flora Kirkland
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #127

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